Shopping Templates — Ever Tried One for Finding Time?

Shopping templates are powerful time-savers that increase your efficiency when you’re in a hurry — or anytime. As I write this morning I’m guessing that many of you, like me, do your food shopping at least weekly. So, how often do you get home, unpack your bags, and realize that you’ve forgotten something? It’s so…

Assistant.to Offers Some Powerful Scheduling Mojo for Gmail Users

Assistant.to is something I recently read about in Sandy Martini’s Get It Done Right print newsletter. Sandy is a friend and colleague, and if you aren’t already familiar with her work, do yourself a favor and check out her website at www.TheMartiniWay.com. So, needless to say, when I read about something in Sandy’s newsletter, I…

Crisis Times Call for Special Skills – This Helps When It’s Not YOUR Crisis

Crisis times are, by definition, unexpected. They introduce urgency into your life and throw things into turmoil. Initially and inevitably, you feel out of control in a crisis. But the reality is that crises are always about some kind of a change. And we do have choices about how we respond. Not all change is a…

Your Core Values are Your Solid Foundation for Everything Else

Your core values provide the foundation for all of your activities. Whether they are conscious or not, core values are the soil that your time choices spring from. So, do you want to understand yourself and have a clear picture of where you’re headed, and why? If your answer is yes, then getting clear about…

Phishing Scams: E-mails, Links, and Phone Calls That are Up to No Good

Phishing isn’t that benign summertime activity that you remember from childhood. No, indeed. Cyber criminals are getting better and better at fooling unsuspecting Internet users with a tactic called Phishing. Phishing is a scam aimed at obtaining financial or other confidential information from unsuspecting people. Typically, they do this by sending an e-mail that looks…

Values Provide a Powerful Frame for Your Time Choices

Values are about what we aspire to. And they function like boundaries in a way. When you have clarity about what you value, this gives you a frame. Then, within that frame, you make time choices that are congruent with what’s most important to you. I’ve written in the past about internal and external values.…

Sleep Giving You the Run-Around? Well, Here’s What Helps…

Sleep is like water. Without it, you can’t sustain life for very long. And yet sleep is elusive for lots of us. Last night I had a hard time getting to sleep. We’ve had to have our faithful, 30-year old furnace replaced. That’s disrupted just about everything. Between the noise, the smells, and things being topsy-turvy,…